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Month: March 2019

  • The Aftermath

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    Of everything. Prior to screening The Aftermath, I was looking for a quick synopsis of the film because I knew nothing about it.  The first thing that popped up in the Google search was a review for The Aftermath subtitled “The Aftermath is the cinematic equivalent of crying after sex.”  This nearly made me spit-take…

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  • Us

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    My lips are mostly sealed. I often struggle in these reviews with how much to reveal when discussing a movie.  Okay, I sometimes struggle.  On one hand, nobody likes spoilers.  Even for movies that are obvious and preordained crap, people want to be surprised and decide for themselves.  Incidentally, these are the same people who have to touch the…

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  • Glengarry Glen Ross

    Glengarry Glen Ross

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    Few films have been as woefully misunderstood as James Foley’s 1992 adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by David Mamet.

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  • Junebug (2005)

    Junebug (2005)

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    The greatest of all crimes in American life is not rape, or murder, or even the public declaration of one’s opposition to Jesus, but rather the assumption of superiority…

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  • Wonder Park

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    Only the best rides make you puke. Based on the previews, I was expecting Wonder Park to be much worse than it ended up being. I am probably cutting it some slack due to my man/nerd crush on John Oliver, but it exceeded my expectations. More importantly, it kept my son’s attention, which is really…

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  • The Mobile Industries’ On The Go Scams

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    Just over two decades ago, smartphones, tablets, and iPads were futuristic, fanciful devices found in movies that “Q” created, and James Bond used. Moving forward a few years, the first mobile phone was exactly that; a device enabling people to make and receive calls while on the move. These days, smart devices provide instant gratification…

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  • Lords of Chaos

    Lords of Chaos

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    Fair Value of Lords of Chaos: $18.00. One of the best comedies I’ve seen in a while. A Spinal Tap for my generation, deadpan and wry. Is This Film Worth My Time? You’re either going to laugh, or you’re going to be very disturbed, at the antics of the Scandinavian misanthropes that populate this film.…

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  • Captain Marvel

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    Settle down, all you geeks. With the release of Avengers: Endgame rapidly approaching (just six short (LONG!!) weeks away), movie theaters are preparing for the ultimate nerd-gasm. You might think they are prepared for this after the first Avengers and Avengers: Infinity War (not to mention Star Wars: The Force Awakens), but we nerds have…

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  • Alita: Battle Angel

    Alita: Battle Angel

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    Alita: Battle Angel 2 hours 2 minutes, PG-13 for ample cyborg ultraviolence (gore doesn’t count as long as it’s wires and not blood) Fair Value of Alita: Battle Angel- $8.00 Crunchy popcorn, even if the oil’s synthetic. Lavish visuals and an imaginative world with an underwhelming core, like an old computer with a flashy casemod.…

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  • Nobody’s Fool (1994)

    Nobody’s Fool (1994)

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    It is no secret that Paul Newman was a god of acting, in rarefied air with those such as Peter O’Toole, Jack Nicholson, George C. Scott, Jack Lemmon and Daniel Day Lewis. Newman’s resume is almost without peer, but combined with the rest of the stellar cast, this movie was a total joy to watch…

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